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Saturday, October 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
But It's Just a Story: The Moral Responsibility of the Storyteller

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Books are banned and movies are rated with the understanding that information, ideas, and narratives are occasionally dangerous. What responsibility, if any, do storytellers have to their audiences? Is it our job to inform, to educate, to preach? Or is it hubris to assume a narrative can influence people at all? Join us for discussion, friendly disagreement, and potential descent into an ethical quagmire from which we may not emerge unscathed.

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Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin to awesome parents. After nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he accidentally had enough credits to graduate with an English degree.  Patrick then went to grad school.  He’d rather not talk about it. In March 2007, The Name of the Wind was published and met with surprising success. In the years since, it has been translated into 30 languages, won all manner of... Read More →

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Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi is probably best known for his debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL, which was as named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand prix de l'Imaginaire (France). | | He went on to write his debut young... Read More →
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Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the author of the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, as well as a couple of other novels that didn't sell quite as well as those did. The Magicians books are currently being turned into a TV series that will air on Syfy next year. Grossman is also the book critic for Time magazine and a widely published cultural commentator -- he's written essays for Wired, the Believer, Salon, Slate, the New York Times, the Wall Street... Read More →
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Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, is the author of eight books of fiction and a chapbook, and the editor/co-editor of four fiction anthologies. She is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Andre Norton Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her novel "Midnight Robber" received Honorable Mention in Cuba's Casa de las Americas prize for... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium 3

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